- Upgraded sports and community facilities opened today in Tambellup, WA
- Pavilion can now host more sports and community functions and events
- The Australian Government invested $950,000 through the National Stronger Regions Fund
The small town of Tambellup, about 270 kilometres south-east of Perth, today celebrated the official opening of its upgraded sports and community facilities at the Tambellup Sport Pavilion.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the pavilion now offers a range of first-class amenities including a synthetic bowling green, a new kitchen and multi-purpose function area.
“I aim to build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and great sporting facilities like this are a big part of that,” Minister Nash said.
“This is a great example of the Australian Government’s commitment to developing regional communities to enable them to reach their true potential.”
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the upgraded pavilion would provide a much-improved venue for the entire community to participate in a wide range of sporting, social and community activities.
“The new pavilion will improve Tambellup’s ability to host regional competitions, forums, conferences and training events, thereby providing a boost to the local economy and encouraging more community participation in a wide range of sports,” Mr Wilson said.
“I played many tough games of football and cricket in Tambellup over the years – the town has produced plenty of champion athletes and this venue will provide the next generation with a fantastic facility to develop their skills.”
West Australian Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan said, following the installation of an eight-rink synthetic bowling green, the upgraded pavilion would now be the new home of the Tambellup Bowling Club.
“The new bowling green will give the bowling club the opportunity to grow its membership and increase participation through formal competitions and social bowls events,”
Ms MacTiernan said.
“This new venue will really bring this community together, ensuring a range of sporting and recreational pursuits are catered for within the shire.”
President of Broomehill-Tambellup Shire Garry Sheridan said the redevelopment of the facilities had been a long-term project which, thanks to the support of the federal and state governments, has now been completed.
“The facilities we now have are the result of extensive consultation with the community and reflect the needs of local user groups and the wider community,” Cr Sheridan said.
“Small rural towns need a place for residents to come together and the new pavilion will provide the required modern, multi-functional venue.”
This project was jointly funded with the Australian Government investing $950,000, the Western Australian Government contributing $1,095,000 and the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup contributing the remaining $1,745,000.